My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Writing stories for children is the perfect “job” for me.  I spend a lot of my time talking nonsense just to amuse myself and this works well for children’s stories.  When I am asked a question, if I don’t know the answer, I am often tempted to...
The Importance of Bedtime Stories

The Importance of Bedtime Stories

JK Rowling has been quoted as saying “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp”, which always makes me wonder what the context of this quote is. Was she speaking with Government Ministers who were threatening to send every child to...
Being A Bookworm

Being A Bookworm

The stereotype of a bookworm is a girl (or boy) wearing glasses, pale skin, no style and no social skills. I certainly tick some of those boxes. I feel, though, that I have other attributes and interests to take me beyond that stereotype. And, in fact, a stereotype is...
The Story Idea

The Story Idea

Every author gets asked “where do you get your ideas from?” and I suspect every author has a different answer. In my case, the ideas come from things I see and hear around me every day. For instance, the rhyme Making Friends (working title) came about...
Writing – A Point of View

Writing – A Point of View

Writing doesn’t always come easily to me. Take this blog for instance. I know that I want to publish a new blog every Thursday. I even have blog topics planned through until July. But have I written the blogs in advance? Well, some, but not all. Specifically not...
Lum’s Adventures in Fenwick

Lum’s Adventures in Fenwick

Josie and I have had a busy week in Fenwick. Josie spent a lot of time reading her/my stories, sharing stickers, talking to children and their families, making announcements on the tannoy and organising her display table. She did a great job. Read on to find out what...